Amberly at Structure Hair Studio

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In my 8 years doing bridal hair and makeup, I can actually remember a lot. I keep up with a lot of my brides on Facebook. I get to watch and see them become wives and then mothers. Some of them now come to see me at the salon as their stylist. Occasionally I run into them at the grocery store or even at another wedding as a referral. 

But without a doubt, Lauren will be a bride that I never, ever forget. From first email, she was kind and sweet spirited. She told me from the get go that I would have limited hair to work with as she had just lost hers due to treatment and was in the process of regrowing it. Shortly before the trial, she emailed to let me know that she had to have some radiation done and had lost all the hair she had been growing. She wanted to let me know I would know be styling a wig. Always wanting to be honest, I told her that I had never done a wig style, but I would give it my absolute best shot. Lauren emailed back that she had full confidence in me and I knew then that I would try my absolutle best to make sure it was perfect.

When she came in for her trial, she came in with a smile, a sweet demeanor and a beautiful hairless head. She showed me her pictures of what she really wanted and we set to work. 
She told me her story of how she and her fiancé met and how she was first diagnosed with Stage IV Breast Cancer just days before her thirtieth birthday. Most recently, she had been through treatment on her brain. She wasn't sad, she didn't feel sorry for herself, she wasn't embarrassed in the least by her lack of hair or the after effects that the radiation had on her beautiful skin. She radiated beauty in confidence, outlook on life and peaceful disposition. 

With her permission, I share with you the photos from her wedding. 

May 14, 2016
Venue- Sugarboo Farms, Blairesville Ga 
Photographer-Leah and Mark Photography
Wedding Coordinator- Jessica Smith- Unique Events
Second Stylist- Michele Granger, Structure Hair Studio

Spring Wedding Season 2016 (Part 1)

I constantly get asked "When is Wedding Season"? 
To me, "Wedding Season" never really ends, except for maybe the dead of winter, but even then, there are a few brides who brave the cold for a January or February wedding (I myself was one of those brides). I classify the seasons into two categories, Spring and Fall. Now that I finally have a couple weeks of downtime, I can share with you some highlights of my 2016 Spring Brides. 

This year, Spring weddings started up with a bang at the end of March and a double wedding. I don't always have the space for two weddings in one day, but when "the stars align", or rather, the timeline aligns, I am able to squeeze in a second wedding. 

Saturday, March 26, 2016

First Wedding-
Bride- Abby
Venue-Neverland Farms
Photographer-  5 Petal Productions
Hair & Makeup (Airbrush)- Amberly at Structure HS

Abby was so much fun to work with. She is a beautiful young bride, a figure skater (MY CHILDHOOD DREAM) and sweet soul. After her trial, which we were able to coordinate with her bridal portraits, we scheduled an appointment for her first color session. We both were so excited to add a few balayage pieces in her hair to really add vibrancy and dimension to her wedding hairstyle. Even after her wedding, both she and her mom are regular clients at the salon. I am always thrilled to keep relationships with my brides and their families after their weddings.

Abby's Lazaro gown is from the Atlanta bridal boutique, Bridals by Lori and is every girls DREAM. 


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Second Wedding (March 26, 2016)

Bride- Leslie
Venue- White Oaks Barn, Dahlonega GA
Photographer- Barbara B. Covington Photography 
Hair & Makeup (Airbrush)- Amberly at Structure HS

Leslie is a long time client of mine. I started doing her hair when she was in High School. I did her hair for proms, military balls and high school events, and I now have had the pleasure of doing her bridal hair and makeup. Her venue, one of my personal favorites in Dahlonega (they also have amazing owners and staff), White Oaks Barn is the picture perfect North Ga wedding spot for a rustic, barn wedding. 

 One of  the things that has always impressed me the most about Leslie, is her relationship with her Mother. Much like my own, they are truly best friends and I think Barb really caught that in this photo below. 

Her wedding day was perfect, despite the overcast and threat of rain. It's so important to remember that you can't control the weather, but you can control your outlook on the situation. And in the end, its all about the celebration of love and commitment and doing so with all of your closest family and friends. 

Part two to be continued..